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Alberto Del-Rio is introduced by Ricardo Rodriguez and Michael Cole and Josh Matthews, along with King bring us in to Monday Night RAW and Cole immediately takes pops at King stating that Jerry Lawler calls himself a King, but Alberto Del-Rio, now he's real royalty! Del-Rio gets into the ring smartly suited and he tells us who he is, but we already know that. He states that last week's Birthday Celebration for The Rock was a waste of time and he states that truly, RAW should have celebrated having drafted Alberto Del-Rio. Del-Rio states that he wants to face John Cena to become the new WWE Champion. Rey Mysterio enters and he tells Del-Rio that his destiny is not to be the WWE Champion, it's to be the personal ring announcer of Ricardo Rodriguez! The fans applaud and laugh. Rey then challenges Del-Rio to a number one contenders match for the WWE Title. Miz enters with Alex Riley and Miz says that "draft or no draft, this is still my show!" Miz says that if it wasn't for Alex Riley last week, he would be standing here still WWE Champion. Del-Rio says that Miz didn't get the job done, so now he should go to the back of the line. Miz says that Mysterio and Del-Rio can argue all they want, but the only person who should be facing John Cena is him. R-Truth enters and he makes a play to mock John Morrison. He talks about hospital food and tells that due to his attack, JoMo's currently eating hospital food and he's nowhere near a WWE ring. Truth shows us footage of his attack on Morrison last week and he then states that he put a beating on Morrison so bad that he had to wait to today for a surgery. Truth tells Miz, Del-Rio and Mysterio that he doesn't mind hooking up any of them to the same IV. Eventually the *BLEEP* *BLEEP* goes off and the annonymous RAW GM chimes in through Michael Cole and it's announced that tonight there will be a Triple Threat number one contenders match for the WWE Title. Miz, Del-Rio and Rey Mysterio! R-Truth hits the roof about the announcement states that he's better than all these guys especially Rey Mysterio. Rey tells Truth what's up, Truth exits as mad as hell and Miz finishes by telling Rey and Del-Rio that here on RAW they're bench-warmers compared to the star of this show "Allllberrtooooo Del-Riiioooooo" - says Ricardo Rodriguez, and all hell breaks loose. Riley takes a swipe at Del-Rio as does Miz and Mysterio ends up clearing the ring. Tonight's main event is set!
The Bellas vs. Eve Torres & Kelly Kelly
The comms announce the Maxim Magazine that hits stores tomorrow where Kelly Kelly is on their Hot100 list. Kelly's in trouble early on as The Bellas get on top, but she comes back with a headscissors on Nikki. The comms discuss that WWE.com announced that John Cena is allowed to pick the stipulation for the Title match when he defends at WWE Over The Limit. Cena will make that announcement later tonight on RAW. Michael Cole announces on commentary that he has a major announcement tonight and meanwhile Eve prevents a double team by the Bellas and Kelly School-Girls Nikki for the win.
Winners: Kelly Kelly & Eve Torres
After the match Kharma makes an entrance and The Bellas crouch down by the announcers tables seemingly looking to escape and they do, they make it out of dodge while Kharma gets into the ring. Kelly Kelly is smart to exit, but Eve goes at Kharma and gets floored for her efforts. Kharma then starts toward Kelly Kelly but the Maxim beauty quickly runs away up the ramp. Kharma gets back into the ring to Implant Bust Eve Torres.
We see Tag Champions Kane and Big Show walk the halls backstage and it seems Kane's set for action next.
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Mason Ryan w/ CM Punk vs. Kane w/ Big Show
The two huge giants battle back and forth with Kane getting on top first, but then Mason Ryan explodes out of the corner to clothesline Kane down. Ryan then performs a British Bulldog-like running powerslam and he gets Two on the cover. Kane comes back and lays out Mason Ryan with two big boots and he too gets Two on the cover. CM Punk kicks at Kane whilst the big red machine's on the apron and Big Show hunts down Punk to knock him out with the WMD (knockout punch aka Weapon of Mass Destruction). All hell breaks loose as the rest of Nexus come down the ramp and the ref throws the match out.
Winner by way of Disqualification: Kane.
After the match Big Show and Kane dominate Nexus and clear the ring before double chokeslamming Mason Ryan for the exclamation point.
John Cena's announcement as to what the stipulation for his Over The Limit Title defense will be, coming up later tonight on RAW.
Santino Marella's just made his entrance and "Excuse Me!" Vickie Geurrero enters to introduce her business associate; Dolph Ziggler.
Santino Marella vs. Dolph Ziggler w/ Vickie Geurrero
Dolph Ziggler is on top throughout, but Santino does get a chance at a Cobra, but Ziggler floors him with a texbook dropkick. This leads to a Zig-Zag and that's it.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler.
We're shown a video highlight package of how Randy Orton became World Champion on SmackDown last Friday night. King and Josh Matthews reflect on what happened, Josh says it wasn't fair on Christian to defend the Title five days after winning it. But King says no matter what, a congratulations is due to Randy Orton.
Backstage R-truth is about to leave the arena and Scott Stanford has a word with him. Truth says that what's happening to him is a conspiracy. Truth says that people need to start taking him seriously and Miz, Del-Rio and Rey better watch their back.
Elsewhere backstage John Cena says "See you later" to Zack Ryder and walks the halls. John Cena's Over The Limit match stipulation announcement is up next!
We're shown replays of what happened in last Monday's RAW main event when the referee reverses his decision over who won the WWE Title.
Backstage Alex Riley tries to explain to Miz what happened, but Miz says that Riley didn't stick to the plan. Riley keeps saying sorry, but Miz calls Riley "stupid". Riley says that he's going to make it up to Miz and he leaves after saying "watch this!"
Riley exits Miz's locker room and walks the halls and the backstage area to eventually enter out into the ring. Riley gets on mic to state that he's challenging John Cena to a match. Riley probes at Cena and eventually the WWE Champion makes his entrance.
Alex Riley vs. John Cena
A'Ry wants to get back in to the good graces of The Miz, but maybe picking a fight with John Cena is not the best way to do it and we watch as Cena's on tor in the early exchange, but it's Riley who gets the first Two-count after side-stepping a corner attack from Cena. Riley stays on top, covering often to try and drain Cena's energy. He then locks in a reverse chinlock, but Cena gets out of it to perform hi shoulder-block series that eventually leads to the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena then picks Riley up for the Attitude Adjustment but is distracted by The Miz coming down the ramp. Cena though administers the move anyway and then eyeballs Miz before doing it again and then making Riley tap to the STF!
Winner: John Cena.
Michael Cole is in the ring after commercials and he announces that he's retireing from in-ring competition. Jerry Lawler gets into the ring and rolls the footage of last weeks historic handshake between The Rock and Michael Cole. King then offers Cole another match. And if Cole wins then Lawler will personally induct Cole into the Hall Of Fame and even give him his Hall Of Fame ring. Cole declines and exits the ring to go back to his Mine. He stands on his table and gets on mic again to this time have a pop at Tennessee. Stating that no one from these parts can accept that Elvis died on his toilet. Cole talks about Mother's day and how he and his Mom yesterday watched the WrestleMania DVD and saw his victory over and over again. Cole says that there's nothing better in this world than to spend the day with your Mother. Cole then asks what King did with his Mother yesterday? "Oh sorry, I forgot, your Mother passed away in February." Lawler snaps and goes after Cole, but the Mine is protecting him and so too then is Jack Swagger. Swagger floors King hard and Cole directs him to have the assault continue.
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Jack Swagger vs. Kofi Kingston (c)
United States Title match
Kofi starts on top, but Swagger goes for the ankle lock eraly, but Kofi gets out of it. Michael Cole predictably talks up Swagger throughout the contest, but it doesn't work for him as Kingston is intense on his attack and he thwarts Swagger down, but Swagger is smart as he avoids Kofi's arial assault and ends up knocking him off the apron and Kofi crashes to ringside. We go in and out of commercials and Swagger is in control of Kofi in the middle of the ring. He takes Kingston into the corner, but Kofi fights back to eventually counter the Swagger Bomb from out the corner. Kingston sizes up Trouble In Paradise, but can't hit so instead goes for a high risk cross-body from off the top rope and he nails it, but only gets Two on the count. Kofi's athleticism is on display, but whilst on the ropes, Swagger locks in an ankle lock and uses a full 4.5 -count before letting Kingston go. Swagger stays on top, targetting the now injured ankle and Swagger taunts Kofi while stamping on his ankle. Jerry Lawler comes back out on stage and this causes a distraction which leads to Trouble In Paradise and a victory for Kofi.
Winner and still United States Champion: Kofi Kingston.
Lawler gets to ringside to grab Swagger out the ing and launch him into the barricade. He then goes at Cole, but still can't get into the Mine. So throws in a chair and then grabs Cole by his tie through one of the holes of the Mine and he pulls Cole into the structure to have his head bounce off the plastic. Referees finally pull King away and Swagger sees to Cole. He gets on mic to state that it's over now for Lawler, he is fired! But King gets on mic to say that he didn't touch Cole, he just touched his tie. Swagger then says that "On behalf of Michael Cole, he accepts!" King is ecstatic, he's going to get his hands on Cole again. One more match! But Cole's angry at Swagger for making the announcement, Cole doesn't want any part of King.
Alberto Del-Rio vs. Rey Mysterio vs. The Miz
Number one contendership for the WWE Title at Over The Limit
Rey nearly dials up a 6-1-9 early but can't hit and Miz rolls up Del-Rio for a 1 and a half as this match starts off like a house on fire. Del-Rio can't clutch a cross-armbreaker on Miz and Rey comes in to get a Two on Del-Rio. The match goes on and Miz performs his clothesline through the ropes in the corner on Rey Mysterio as Alberto Del-Rio recovers at ringside. Miz grounds Rey in the ring, but Rey fights back and the crowd cheer him on as he sets up for the 6-1-9, but Del-Rio trips him from the outside. Del-Rio then gets into the ring to dump Rey to ringside and Miz then almost clutches the Skull-Crushing Finale, but Del-Rio gets out of it and both men then crash to teh canvas, thinking alike to hit the same move. We go in and out of commercials and when we come back Miz is decked at ringside and Del-Rio concentrates on Mysterio in the ring. Rey though conuters and soon it's Miz and Rey in the ring and Miz kicks out of a Splash from Rey. Miz is resilient enough to back Rey off and get some control in this match, but Del-Rio pulls Miz to ringside and he clotheslines him down. Rey then comes flying out to ringside from nowhere and he takes out Alberto Del-Rio. Back in the ring Rey continues on top and he gets Two on a cover on Del-Rio. Rey looks to keep up the intensity, but Miz comes back into things, but only for Mysterio to send Del-Rio into Miz's Mizfits. Rey then adminsiters a nice Frankensteiner on Miz and Rey's well on top, but Del-Rio backbreakers Mysterio to then lock in his cross-armbreaker. Miz then looks to break it, but Del-Rio counters, rolls him up - One, Two - no, only Two and the match continues. Del-Rio dumps Miz to ringside and we watch as Alex Riley comes down the ramp to tend to Miz. Meanwhile Del-Rio's on top, but Riley gets on the apron and Rey sends Del-Rio into him. This leads to a 6-1-9 and an splash, but Riley pulls Del-Rio out of the ring on the cover and Miz then opportunistically runs in to school-boy Mysterio for the victory.
Winner: The Miz.
Huge assist from Alex Riley and Rey Mysterio can't believe it. John Cena enters and announces that at Over The Limit Miz will have no excuses when it comes to being worthy of being WWE Champion. At Over The Limit, Miz faces John Cena in an "I Quit" match! Miz can't believe it.
Meanwhile back in the ring, R-Truth comes in from out of nowhere and flatlines Rey Mysterio! He yells "Now that's What's Up!" and WWE Monday Night RAW fades out.
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